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Vassili Philippov is trying to revolutionize the chemistry set. (Paige Pfleger/WHYY)MoreCloseclosemore
Vassili Philippov is trying to revolutionize the chemistry set. (Paige Pfleger/WHYY)

Toy fads come and go. That’s what a fad is, after all. The chemistry set has ridden the ups and downs of America’s scientific achievements for more than a century.

It’s inspired Nobel Prize winners, started a few fires and, in the last 50 years, largely faded from popularity. But don’t count it out.

Todd Bookman from The Pulse at Here & Now contributor WHYY has more on efforts to build the modern chemistry set.

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This segment aired on December 3, 2015.

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